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Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 24, 2020
No global digital tax by end of 2020 would mean chaos, France says
Failure to reach a global deal on where and how much to tax digital giants such as Google, Amazon or Facebook would result in many digital tax regimes emerging all over the world, France's finance minister said on Sunday.
BUSINESS
Feb 10, 2020
Amazon pulls out of major Barcelona telecom conference over coronavirus concerns
Amazon.com Inc. has pulled out of this month's Mobile World Congress because of the coronavirus outbreak, in another blow to one of the telecom industry's biggest gatherings, which attracts over 100,000 visitors to Barcelona, Spain.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 28, 2020
Tech giants will have to report annually to Japan on business practices
The obligation will be included in a bill to prevent them from taking advantage of their dominant positions against smaller retailers.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 23, 2020
U.N. experts demand probe into alleged Saudi hack of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos
U.N. experts have demanded an immediate investigation by the U.S. and other authorities into allegations that Saudi Arabia's crown prince was involved in a plot to hack the phone of Amazon boss and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 14, 2020
Amazon to ramp up counterfeit reporting to law enforcement
Amazon.com Inc is planning to give more data on counterfeit goods to law enforcement in a further crackdown on fakes listed on its e-commerce sites, a person familiar with the program told Reuters.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 10, 2019
Amazon cites Trump bias at 'enemy' Jeff Bezos in Pentagon cloud deal loss
Amazon.com Inc. claims the Pentagon failed to fairly judge its bid for a cloud contract worth up to $10 billion because President Donald Trump viewed company founder Jeffrey Bezos as his "political enemy."
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 28, 2019
Amazon and eBay accused of selling cosmetics containing mercury
As they enter the holiday shopping season, online marketplaces Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc. are fending off reports about products with high mercury levels being sold on their websites in more evidence that the convenience of online shopping can come with product safety risks.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 11, 2019
Amazon's $1.5 million political gambit backfires in Seattle City Council election
Seattle voters, in a rebuke to heavy corporate campaign spending by Amazon.com, have kept progressives firmly in control of their city council, reviving chances for a tax on big businesses that the tech giant helped fend off last year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 6, 2019
From cat videos to credit cards, Amazon says customers have to secure own data
Amazon's cloud computing customers have to decide themselves how best to protect sensitive information online, a senior executive said Tuesday, following accusations by U.S. lawmakers that the web giant has not done enough to secure data on its servers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 1, 2019
Manipulation of search results may violate antitrust law, says Japan's FTC
The Fair Trade Commission said in a survey report Thursday that the practice of online shopping site operators prioritizing products made by themselves or their affiliates in users' search results could be in violation of the anti-monopoly law.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 29, 2019
Google owner Alphabet in bid to buy Fitbit: sources
Google owner Alphabet Inc. has made an offer to acquire U.S. wearable device maker Fitbit Inc., as it eyes a slice of the crowded market for fitness trackers and smartwatches, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 28, 2019
Microsoft's Pentagon cloud computing win comes at a cost, legal and internal
Microsoft Corp. scored a major victory in securing a milestone, $10 billion Pentagon contract for cloud computing services. But the contract — unthinkable for Microsoft even a year ago — will likely come at a cost, legal and internal.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 24, 2019
Gmail hooked us on free storage — and now Google is making us pay
Google lured billions of consumers to its digital services by offering copious free cloud storage. That is beginning to change.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 22, 2019
Jeff Bezos' Amazon needs a leash, not a breakup
The New Yorker and the Atlantic have never been known for their business coverage, so when both magazines published long articles about Amazon.com Inc. in their current issues it signaled that something is in the air. That something is antitrust.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 17, 2019
Netflix and Amazon face censorship threat in India: source
India is deliberating potential censorship on streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, a senior government source said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 4, 2019
Japan government begins talks on new legislation to tighten regulation of IT giants
The government Friday began discussing new legislation to bolster regulations on domestic and global information technology giants, and protect consumers' privacy amid concern that some companies are abusing their market share to secure growth.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 2, 2019
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says Elizabeth Warren as U.S. president would be bad for big tech
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg told employees in July that the company would "go to the mat" to defeat Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren's expected effort to break up the world's largest social media company if she were elected president, according to audio of two internal...
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Sep 26, 2019
Amazon developing longer-range wireless network for 'internet of things' devices
Amazon.com Inc. said on Wednesday it is developing a longer-range equivalent to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless protocols that the largest U.S. online retailer hopes third parties will eventually use in smart devices.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 6, 2019
U.S. and Japan rush to finish trade deal by Trump's tight deadline
The U.S. and Japan are still thrashing out details of a trade deal that President Donald Trump wants to sign this month, including the crucial issue of whether he'll refrain from imposing higher tariffs on imported cars, according to people familiar with the matter.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 8, 2019
FedEx ends ground delivery deal with Amazon as e-commerce giant morphs into rival
FedEx Corp. confirmed on Wednesday it would terminate its contract with Amazon.com Inc. for ground delivery of small packages as the online retailer focuses on building out its own delivery network.

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